Posts in #CHAMPIONS
#CHAMPION - YVES PARADIS

Yves is currently the Vice President of Operations for Open Hearts Language Academy. For 10 years, at the beginning of his professional career, Yves was a Middle and High school teacher and then a Department Head with the Edmonton Public School Board in Canada. In 1991, he became President of Nacel Canada Inc. and in 2001 added to his responsibilities the role of President of CLC Inc.

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#CHAMPION - MATT COLLINGWOOD

We want staff members, male or female, to know that we support and encourage their ambitions as leaders. We need to ask ourselves what changes we can implement, personally and professionally, so they’ll sense that support. We also need to ask ourselves whether our professional framework allows employees to reach their leadership goals. President & C.E.O

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#CHAMPION - RICK RATTRAY

Rick Rattray is the founding Managing Director of ILSC GlobalFoundations. ILSC partners with universities to develop specialized on-campus co-curricular language and academic foundation programs designed to better attract, support, and retain international students. Prior to GlobalFoundations. Rick held education industry senior executive roles at Barbri, Shorelight, ReliasLearning, Colloquy (which he co-founded), and Kaplan. Rick has a Master’s degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University, and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University.

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WHOSE SOCIAL MEDIA ARE YOU ON?

Imagine for a second that the people you disagree fundamentally with, people whom you’ve probably removed from your online social sphere, have also been doing the same thing with those that disagree with their (unpalatable) world view. With that in mind It's not hard to see why it's so hard to make progress on a whole range of issues. People just don't talk anymore.

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THIS MAN WALKS INTO A BAR…

This man walks into a bar…and the barman says ‘why the long face’ and the man goes ‘because it’s 2017 and yet even an industry as, supposedly, open and enlightened as international education we are still surrounded by the same entrenched mental infrastructure that shackled the minds of our ancestors in terms of gender equality’. The barman moves to serve another customer…

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